Facilitation and Programming General Sessions

Teachable Soft Skills: Listening to Lead – FP25

305B RCC February 7, 2020 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Lorilei Dreibelbis

What if we could actively teach soft skills? Could we fast forward the acquisition of those skills that lead to insightful decision making and reflection? Insights from training lifeguards and teaching social skills to autistic persons says “yes”. The key is effective eavesdropping.

Learning Objectives:

1) Explore social constructs around eavesdropping and people watching
2) Identify tools of eavesdropping and people watching
3) Explore strategies to actively teach eavesdropping and people watching